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Yeo, Kim, Jung, Jo, Roh, Kim, Lee, Kim, Lee, and Lee: The Correlation between Acupuncture Therapy on Knee Osteoarthritis and BMI
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Objectives :

The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlation between acupuncture therapy on knee osteoarthritis and BMI.

Methods :

Data on assessment measurements of knee osteoarthritis and obesity were obtained from 31 patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis from May, 2011 to September, 2012. The assesment measurements consisted of body mass index(BMI), visual analogue scale(VAS) and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities(WOMAC) index. Statistical correlations among assessment measurements were evaluated by examining the Pearson’s correlation coefficients.

Results :

1. The average age of all patients was 58.87 ± 9.48(male : 63.67 ± 11.34, female : 57.72 ± 8.86).
2. The average BMI of all patients was 25.41 ± 3.06 kg/m2. According to clinical definition of obesity by Korean Society for the Study of Obesity, 25.81% of all patients was within normal weight, 25.81% was overweight, 38.71% was obesity and 9.67% was morbid obesity.
3. There were no significant correlations in statistics among assessment measurements.

Conclusions :

There is significant correlation between knee osteoarthritis and obesity according to many clinical and experimental researches. So more studies on correlation between knee osteoarthritis and obesity and development of assessment measurement are needed.

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